§ Mr. Keith Bradley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total budget allocated to substance misuse programmes for(a) drugs and (b) alcohol is in 2003–04. 
§ Caroline Flint
[holding answer 22 March 2004]The information is as follows.
- (a)Drugs—The total drug Pooled Treatment Budget for 2003–04 is £243.6 million. The pooled treatment budget is matched with approximately an additional £200 million of local monies from Primary Care Trust (PCT) and social services mainstream funds. The Pooled Treatment Budget provides funds for drugs only, not alcohol. The Prison Service also allocated £35.8 million for drug treatment programmes in prisons. Further budgets are also available for prevention activities for young people.
- (b)Alcohol—Alcohol treatment services are funded from local monies from PCTs and social services mainstream funds.
Background:In terms of drug funding, all Drug Action Teams (DATs) received an average increase of 24 per cent. in 2003–04.The data on mainstream drugs spend are gathered via the DAT Treatment Plans by the National Treatment Agency (NTA).Alcohol funds are allocated at a local level and usually cannot be disaggregated from mainstream drugs or mental health expenditure.